Constraints faced by m-Kisan users

Jayanthi, M. and Asokhan, M. (2016) Constraints faced by m-Kisan users. Journal of Extension Education, 28 (1). pp. 5622-5624.

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Mobile phone technology has been diffused rapidly in the rural areas of the developing countries in recent years. It has the advantage over other ICT tools in terms of its appropriateness for the underdeveloped local conditions. Other than mobile phones, other ICT tools suffers from the problem of feasibility for the poor in geographically disadvantaged areas because of lack of enabling environments such as infrastructure and capital. Internet enhanced technologies are not appropriate in the areas lacking electricity and network infrastructure. On the contrary, mobile phone technology has much less requirement on the infrastructure and hence wider applicability especially in mountainous areas. Mobile phones enable both audio and video functions which can meet most of the basic needs of the poor. It also has greater affordability for the farmers than internet.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Professor & Head, Dept. of Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology, TNAU, Coimbatore, India
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Extension,Technology, ICT
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 06:12
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 06:12

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